Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Proposed Alcohol Sales Tax Chaps Owners
IN THE NEWS: A measure introduced by State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Squirrel Hill, that would add a 10-percent tax on alcohol sales in Allegheny County has raised the ire of local bar and restaurant owners, Pittsburgh Business Times reports. Called House Bill 1629, the tax was proposed in reaction to another measure that would bring $700 million in transportation funding and raise local funding obligations for public transportation. ... New York-based blogger Andrea Strong's thestrongbuzz.com visits Pittsburgh standbys Fatheads (1805 Carson Street) and Primanti Brothers (46 18th Street). ... The Post-Gazette's Christine O'Toole reviews Our Cucina (1469 Bower Hill Road, Upper St. Clair, ourcucina.com), while Munch visits Lina G's Cafe (130 Brownsville Road, Mount Oliver). post-gazette.com ... The Tribune-Review's Karin Welzel reviews Tonic Bar & Grill (971 Liberty Ave., Downtown), while Luis Fabregas considers Cafe Allegro (51 South 12th Street, South Side) and Michael Machosky visits Red Robin (175. E. Waterfront Drive, Homestead). ... The paper also reports that Trilogy restaurant (620 Liberty Ave., Downtown) has announced Jay Whittenberger has been named its new executive chef. Whittenberger comes from Sedeo Cafe in Powell, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. pittsburghlive.com ... The City Paper's Angelique Bamberg and Jason Roth review The Library (2304 E. Carson St., South Side). pittsburghcitypaper.ws. ... Blogger EatItAndLoveIt.com stops by Outback Steakhouse (9395 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh).